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List of Abbreviations

AAFP

American Academy of Family Physicians

ADA

American Diabetes Association

AHCPR

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research

AHI

Apnea and Hypopnea Index

ATP II

Second Report of the Expert Panel on the Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel II)

BED

Binge Eating Disorder

BMI*

Body Mass Index

BN

Bulimia Nervosa

CAD

Coronary Artery Disease

CARDIA

Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CHD*

Coronary Heart Disease

CHF

Congestive Heart Failure

CPAP

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure

CRSS

Critical Review Status Sheet

CT*

Computed Tomography

CVD

Cardiovascular Disease

DEXA*

Dual-Energy X-ray Absorpiometry

DNA

Deoxyribonucleic Acid

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

NHIS

National Health Interview Survey

NHLBI

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

NIDDK

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NLM

National Library of Medicine

RCTs*

Randomized Controlled Trials

RDI

Respiratory Disturbance Index

SOS

Swedish Obesity Study

SSRIs

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors

TAIM

Trial of Antihypertensive Interventions and Management

TOHP I

Trials of Hypertension Prevention (Phase 1)

TOHP II

Trials of Hypertension Prevention (Phase 2)

TONE

Trial of Nonpharmacologic Interventions in the Elderly

VLCD*

Very Low-Calorie Diets

VLDL*

Very Low-Density Lipoprotein

VO2 max*

Oxygen Consumption

WHR*

Waist-to-Hip Ratio

*Terms defined in the glossary.

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